Susquehanna-Roseland Project - PPL

Susquehanna-Roseland Project - PPL

Location: Pennsylvania

Client: PPL Electric Utilities

Completion Date: 2015

Burns & McDonnell was awarded the program management contract for PPL Electric Utilities’ portion of the Susquehanna-Roseland Project. The project consists of 101 miles of new 500-kV overhead transmission line. This new line is needed to reduce overloading and alleviate congestion on existing power lines in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and will provide significant benefits for electric customers as well as strengthen the power grid throughout the region.

  • Program management
  • Community relations
  • Planning
  • Safety management
  • Engineering review
  • Cost controls
  • Document controls
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Scheduling
  • Procurement
  • Construction management

A core team of four Burns & McDonnell project managers relocated to PPL Electric Utilities’ office in Allentown, Pa., during summer 2008 to begin program management for the Susquehanna-Roseland Project. This core team is supported by Burns & McDonnell’s New England regional office and the world headquarters in Kansas City, Mo. Burns & McDonnell is in the process of extending the project team to accommodate the needs of PPL Electric Utilities as the project progresses.

Burns & McDonnell is supporting PPL in preliminary design, permit applications, real estate acquisition, community relations, scheduling and project controls. Construction is expected to begin in 2009.

  • 101 miles of 500-kV overhead transmission line
  • One new Greenfield 500-Kv Substation
  • Seven substation upgrades
    • One 500-kV substation
    • Six 230-kV substations